Symposium: In the Wake of Japan’s Nuclear Tsunami: Reflections on the Nature of Disaster in the 21st Century


The Great East Japan earthquake was the most powerful earthquake in Japan’s recorded history and the fourth most powerful earthquake on Earth since 1900. The resulting tsunami caused the deaths of more than 15,000 people, and triggered multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant. Five years on we will discuss the outcome of this ‘Triple Disaster’ for Japan, the UK and the wider world in the 21st century. In particular we will focus on recovery in the destroyed communities along the north-eastern coast of Japan as well as the wider implications of the nuclear crisis at Fukushima.

Date: 21 april 2016, 12pm-6.30pm
Venue: INOX Dine – Level 5, Students’ Union Building University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TG, United Kingdom
Organiser: The School of East Asian Studies and Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club